Definitions of words and phrases used throughout our website
Chemical Resistance – PVCu is resistant to most forms of a chemicals.
Colours – Available in three standard colours, White, Forest Green and Dark Brown. Other colours can be made available at an extra cost subject to economical production quantities.
Connectors & End Stops – Injection moulded, flush or hidden fittings can be permanently fixed using approved Solvent Cement or Silicone-based adhesive.
Fire Rating – Class ‘O’ fire rating to BS476 Parts 6 & 7 (very low spread of flame, self-extinguishing). (Dependant upon Application).
‘H’ Section – Extruded hollow section to fit into Post Slots, provides secure multiple post-installation to suit the design of the structure. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres.
Material – An unplasticised impact modified and weather-resistant polyvinyl chloride compound (PVCu)
Painting – Painting is not necessary, but for decorative purposes (signs etc.) a high-quality gloss paint should be used without priming. For other specific applications, please consult the paint manufacturer.
Plank Sections – Extruded, with internal webs and cavities designed to accept timber or steel inserts, if required for reinforcement. Two rectangular profiles, one tongue & groove interlocking profile. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres, and in certain situations in ‘packs’ pre-cut to length for speedy installation and assembly.
Post Caps – Injection moulded, flush fitting, locating tongues to fit inside the post section. Can be permanently fixed using approved PVC Solvent Cement or Silicone-based adhesive.
Post Sections – Extruded, square section, central cavity designed to accept timber or steel inserts, if required for reinforcement. External plank location ‘T’ slots on four sides. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres, and in certain situations can be supplied in pre-cut lengths.
Post Slot Cover – Extruded snap-in section designed to securely fit into Post Slots to provide decorative finish, or to conceal the interlocking slot when used as cable trunking. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres.
Spacer Section – Extruded hollow section to fit securely into Post Slot. Supplied in bar lengths of up to 6 metres, or as part of pre-cut ‘kit of parts’.
Thermal Movement – Approximately 1mm per 3 metres for every 10C change in temperature.